Vermont’s Congressional delegation has nominated 22 young Vermonters to join the US military and service academies’ class of 2024. They now must pass the highly competitive process of outshining nominees from other states. The names of this year’s nominees, selected by Leahy, Sanders, and Welch through a competitive vetting process, and forwarded to the Academies for final decisions, are:
“Oliver Austin of Essex Junction (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy), Daniel Bandler of Norwich (U.S. Naval Academy), Justice Bassette of Hartland (U.S. Military Academy), Matthew Bayard of Saint Albans (U.S. Military Academy), Camden Chiari of South Hero, (U.S. Air Force Academy), Ryan Dowling of Milton (U.S Military Academy), Kathryn Gruendling of Shelburne (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy), Julia Horton of Saint Albans (U.S. Naval Academy)….see link for rest of names.
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